Plastic Logic has just developed a new e-paper display that has a massive 155% increase in resolution and now supports 500 PPI. This impressive, industry-leading improvement has been achieved solely through advances in Plastic Logic’s transistor matrix backplane on a 10.8 inch E Ink screen. Prior to this technology breakthrough Plastic Logic’s most advanced commercially available display was 196 PPI on a 4.7 inch screen.
Plastic Logic’s 500ppi displays makes written text much sharper which is an advantage for Chinese and Japanese where detail has previously been lost due to resolution limitations. Another use case benefiting from the improved display density would be applications where accurate lines and measurements are critical, such as ePaper rulers, portable mapping or CAD drawings.
Tim Burne, CEO of Plastic Logic, commented: “Our flexible OTFT driven EPDs have so many fantastic advantages over traditional glass displays, in terms of their power consumption, daylight readability, etc. but one of the perceived limitations of the technology has always been the display density. With our new 500ppi display capability we’re not only breaking through that barrier and giving ourselves a real competitive advantage but also creating a real opportunity to widen the potential appeal of ePaper technology.”
E-Ink has been closely working with Plastic Logic for a number of years and recently signed a ten year agreement. Plastic Logic will be using E-Ink screens for their wearables and whatever products they release in the future. Plastic Logic will also be using their own backplanes on products companies want to use.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.